Amouranth loses 300,000 Twitch followers overnight - Dexerto
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Amouranth loses 300,000 Twitch followers overnight

Published: 31/Oct/2019 13:26 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 2:32

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch streamer Kaitlyn ‘Amouranth‘ Siragusa has had almost 300,000 followers removed from her channel, shortly after receiving a massive boost after a controversial ban.

Returning from a three-day ban in mid-September, Amouranth became by far the fastest-growing streamer on Twitch, gaining a total 410,000 in the seven days after her return.

Despite the huge gain, and with no relative increase in her average viewership, there was little reason to suspect anything odd – given how viral the controversy surrounding her ban had become. Google searches for her name had skyrocketed, for example, something she pointed out herself.

However, it appears that all was not as it seemed, as her channel has since had a whopping 292,000 followers (approximately) removed in one fell swoop on October 29.

It’s unknown at this time why the followers have disappeared from the channel, but it is clear that it was not a natural occurrence of users opting to unfollow, given the mass exodus on the same day.

Stat tracking site SocialBlade shows the removal of over 2,000 followers on October 24, and further 290,000 on October 29.

SocialBladeAmouranth’s Twitch follower count took a massive hit on October 29.

Despite the removal of almost 300,000 followers, Amouranth’s channel has still had a net gain following her ban, but only of around 40,000, rather than the 400,000 that was originally seen in the seven days after her ban.

Some users had already pointed out that the massive increase was somewhat suspect, given the lack of a noticeable increase in viewership.

Her channel’s total follower count is now 1,220,537 – at the time of writing – down from a peak of 1,510,501.

SullyGnomeThe massive spike in followers occured shortly after the streamer returned from a ban.

It’s possible that Amouranth’s channel was hit by follow bots, with the timing of such an attack very coincidental, lining up perfectly with her return after the ban.

Dexerto has reached out to Twitch, but at the time of writing, the reason for the mass loss of followers is undetermined.

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Pokimane denies new Fedmyster claims, says he sent “admission of guilt”

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:27 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 3:48

by Isaac McIntyre

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has hit back at claims made by former OfflineTV streamer Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan in a leaked exposé document, and revealed the disgraced Twitch star sent her what she believes is an “admission of guilt.”

Earlier this year, the OfflineTV house was rocked by accusations of harassment and misconduct leveled at former editor-turned-personality Fedmyster.

Several members of the Twitch content group, including Lilypichu and Yvonne, detailed how Gaytan would “come to [their] room, drunk” and “massage [their] feet and thighs.” Yvonne also revealed he had “crawled in bed” with her, kissed her cheek, and put his hand up her shirt.

These accusations were compounded when Pokimane claimed Fed had been a “big reason” why she moved out of the house. Fedmyster was subsequently expelled from the OfflineTV house, and removed from the company.

After months of silence from the Twitch streamer, a document leaked online on Nov. 24, which mainly detailed Fed’s relationship with Pokimane. In the unreleased exposé titled “My Truth”, which Dexerto has read copies of, Gaytan, 25, accused Pokimane of “twisting the truth” about their relationship.

Pokimane has now hit back, speaking about the leaked document in a short Twitch stream on Wednesday. In her response, she suggests Fedmyster sent her an “admission of guilt” in regards to his “manipulative” actions.

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Fedmyster’s leaked doc, “My Truth,” mainly revolves around his relationship with Pokimane.

Fedmyster allegedly sent Pokimane “admission of guilt”

Anys, who admitted she’s already seen several versions of the Fedmyster document, doubled down on her previous June 29 claims. According to the Twitch star, Fed’s claim to a potential hookup, Steve, that they were “a thing” was the best example of his manipulation.

“I want to make it clear that, to me, this incident [with Steve] was clearly a mess-up on Fed’s part. I confronted Fed, he apologized… he admitted fault,” she said.

Pokimane revealed she messaged Fedmyster ahead of her ‘tell-all’ stream in June, asking if there was anything she “should maybe leave out.” When Gaytan requested she skip over the incident with Steve at the party, however, she refused.

“He said ‘if you can… leave out the Steve stuff, it’s something I wouldn’t like mentioned.’ I couldn’t leave that out. He asked me not to mention it, and I think that’s an admission of guilt, then later he says ‘that’s not how it went down’.”

Pokimane says Fed’s claims ‘overshadow’ real issue

The problem, she continued, is that Fed has focused on her being a “villain” and leading him on in the leaked document. This focus, which she believes “blows everything out of proportion,” is being used to overshadow the actual OfflineTV accusations.

“Essentially we had trouble being close but managing our friendship, knowing he wanted more, but I always felt I was upfront about it… it really bothers me that in this document he tried to make me out as the bad guy,” Pokimane said.

“Obviously we weren’t on the same page. I hope you guys can see this from my perspective… I didn’t see a future between the two of us. I thought I was always honest. Looking back, I should have been more aware of how I acted around him, but hindsight is 20/20!

“To me, in all honesty, all of this is just not important. It’s regular 20-year-old relationship bullsh*t. What I shared about the situation is my honest truth, and it’s totally irrelevant to the actual incidents that triggered all of this.”

Fedmyster says he “stands by document”

Fedmyster has addressed the leaked document too; according to the disgraced Twitch star, he had no plans to release the exposé, because it felt like “airing dirty laundry.”

“[Poki and I] came to agree that keeping things private and making no further statements publicly was what was best for us…We wanted to heal and prevent any further harm to the people involved,” he explained in a short Twitter post.

“On the topic of whether I tried to manipulate our friends to hate her, I still fully stand behind what my document reads but I want to emphasize that it wasn’t my intention to shine Poki in a bad light… I am deeply sorry, and wish I wasn’t so naive and insensitive.”

Fedmyster also said he “still believes [he] was mischaracterized,” but added “after talking to Poki I came to understand her perspective. My outlook on the situation as a whole now comes from a better place of understanding.”

Hours after finishing her stream, Anys took to her second Twitter account, where she said she was “looking forward to moving on” from the whole situation.

“Sorry, td was tough, it’s hard for me to reply to v private things without making the situation messier + I was not in a good headspace,” she wrote. “ty to those that were understanding. looking forward to moving on.”

Yvonne and Lilypichu, who were the first to level harassment allegations against Fedmyster, have not yet publicly addressed the leaked document.